Minda de Gunzberg Center for Retinal Regeneration

Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology

Michael J. Young, Ph.D.

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for Retinal Regeneration was founded in 1996 through a generous grant from Mr. Charles de Gunzburg. Today, it is a leader in retinal stem cell and optic nerve regeneration, dedicated to restoring vision by regenerating, transplanting, or engineering healthy ocular structures.

Renowned for its expertise in stem cell immunology and immune privilege, the Minda de Gunzburg Center is directed by Dr. Michael Young. Dr. Young specializes in using stem and progenitor cells to repair and replace damaged retinal tissue. He leads a faculty of 13 scientists and physicians in ocular stem cell biology, tissue engineering and molecular biology to approach regeneration from three perspectives: optic nerve regeneration, retinal tissue regeneration, ocular surface regeneration.